These Local Businesses Are Offering Fun Take Home Kits For Your Kids

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Looking for a fun take home kit for your family? The Upstate is a special place and a lot of what makes this area so unique is our local businesses, especially those that serve us families. Restaurants, art studios, entertainment facilities, mom & pop shops – it is these businesses that are the lifeblood of our communities. 

And they are having to be super creative right now, changing almost overnight to keep their doors open. We’ve seen some awesome things these businesses are doing and want to share them with our readers because we think you’ll really love them!

These take home kits make great family night projects, things to do with the grandparents over the holidays, family treats, and even gifts. Make some memories and support the Upstate’s local businesses.

This article includes:
International Ballet Nutcracker Tea Virtual Party Box
Take Home Art Kits and More from Upstate Businesses
Cookie and Cupcake Kits in Greenville

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International Ballet Nutcracker Tea

Nutcracker Virtual Tea Party Box

December 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

International Ballet Nutcracker Virtual Tea Party 

Purchase a Virtual Tea Party Box with everything you need to enjoy a virtual Nutcracker Tea Party on December 20th, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Inside the boxes you’ll find a cup and saucer, a box of “Nutcracker Sweet Black Holiday Tea” bags for adults, hot chocolate for children, honey straws, a crystallized sugar stick, a decorated Nutcracker cookie, a Nutcracker cocktail napkin, Christmas place setting décor, and a keepsake IB Nutcracker ornament. Choose a box for grown-ups with lip balm, a box for little girls with a ballet hair-bow, or a box for boys with a bendable toy soldier. Children’s boxes will also include a Nutcracker sticker book. Each box will include one BINGO game and stamper to use during the virtual tea party. BINGO players may win a gift card. The virtual event will also include a traditional Nutcracker story read-aloud, and viewing a special performance of Nutcracker excerpts by IB Company dancers via the choreography of Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova!

Purchasing these boxes also supports other local businesses. Boxes include products from these local businesses: home-made cookies from Cakes by Shannon, hair-bows by Blaire Boutique, and lip balm by The Herb Garden.

More Take Home Kits from Upstate Businesses

These kits make a fabulous family treat, a special afternoon adventure at home, and are thoughtful gifts for a child or a whole family.

Anita Dolman Art Studio

The local artist is offering take & go ornament kits this season, and may be offering more so keep your eyes on her facebook page for new offerings.

AR Workshops Spartanburg Take & Make DIY To Go Kits 

You can make cool crafts on wooden blocks with DIY To Go Kits from AR Workshops in Spartanburg. Prices range from $25-$35. 
512 East Main Street, Spartanburg

AR Workshops Greenville Take & Make DIY Kits

Same as the one in Spartanburg except pickup is in Greenville for these DIY To Go Kits. Pickup is Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm.
2830 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 35, Taylors

Burlap and Ribbon Take Home Crafts

This local business is offering super cute take home crafting kits for kids for $10 that comes with paint and brushes.
212 NW Main Street, Easley

Color Clay Cafe Pottery To Go

Pick whatever pottery you want to paint and take it home with supplies from Color Clay Cafe. Prices vary according to what you’d like to paint. You can bring it back to them to glaze and fire. Call 864.244.3445 for more information.
2518 E North St Ste A, Greenville

Just some of the fun holiday projects available at Color Clay Cafe

Hearts of Clay Paint at Home Pottery Kits

They are offering Pottery To Go Kits, which include everything you need to paint your pottery at home. Order online and call them when you get there so they can bring it out to your car. You can bring your piece back to them for firing. They are also offering Canvas to Go Kits.
660 Spartan Blvd,Suite 20, Spartanburg

Hollowed Earth Pottery Kids Clay To Go

Grab a whole pottery kit for kids at Hollowed Earth Pottery and have access to an online video tutorial from resident artists on how to make something from the clay. Use curbside pickup at their studio in Hampton Station. Call 864-757-5027 or go online to order. Cost is $20. 
1320  Hampton Avenue Extension, Greenville

Hollowed Earth Pottery Take Home Project

KidCreate Do-At-Home Art Kits

Kidcreate is offering at home art kits with an easy to follow lesson plan and the art materials needed to create a fridge-worthy masterpiece. Kits start around $14.
2456 Hudson Rd, Greer, SC

Painting with a Twist Home Art Kits

Get a Twist at Home kit for virtual events with Painting with a Twist. Cost starts at $35+.
3612 Pelham Rd, #C Greenville

Molly and Myles Ice Cream – Santa Home Delivery

Santa will stop by your house with five packages for the ice cream lovers in your family. Due to COVID, these will be porch deliveries only. The kit from Molly and Myles includes 2 pints of ice cream (vanilla & cookies and cream) and 4 Christmas tree ice cream cones for $39.95.

Plate 108 Take-Home Kits & Virtual Cooking Classes

Plate 108 is getting creative and offering virtual cooking classes with ingredient kits and cupcake decorating kits. Plate 108 has also rolled out their kids subscription boxes. Info available on their Facebook page.

ReCraft DIY Loose Parts Boxes

Order a DIY Loose Parts Box from ReCraft and bring endless creativity to your kids. With themes like puppetry, wild creatures, and paper crafts your family will have a blast with these ReCraft boxes!

ReCraft DIY Loose Parts Box

TR Makers

Create pom pom friends or canvas art Take & Make boxes.
3 S. Main St., Travelers Rest

Verdant Market Take & Make Kits

Get a Kids Take & Make project from Verdant Market to make a framed bunny that includes sponges, wood pieces, stained framing, paint, stencil and detail brush. Cost is $18/each or 2 for $30. Curbside pickup available.
104 West Curtis Street, Simpsonville

Wine & Design Take Home Paint Kits

Wine & Design is offering all of their classes online through Facebook lives. Pick up Take Home Paint Kits are available for curbside pickup and include everything you need to create a beautiful painting. Kits are $25. 
1175 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville

Yellowbobbypins Art Take Home Kits

Available for shipping or pickup, these art kits from one of our favorite local artists, Lauren at Yellowbobbypins, are fun and a great way to keep your kids entertained! Cost is $15-$30.

Cookie Kits from The Frosting Fairy

If you’re looking for cookie or cupcake kits, we put them all in this list of Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Take Home Kits in Greenville. Cookie and cupcake decorating kits are super popular for the holidays. Create family memories, enjoy delicious treats, without the stress of baking!

Have you seen anywhere else offering local take home kits?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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Jeni Townsend
3 years ago

Yellowbobbypins is doing something as well where you can pick up kits and do virtual art classes

Jeni Townsend
3 years ago
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Laicie Fortney
3 years ago

I’d love for you to add my weekly activity boxes to the list! 😍

Jennifer Cox
2 years ago

Home Depot is also giving a take home elf ornament very cute and super fun!!!these are available the first Saturday of each month!!